Pro Bono Case Produces First Substantial “Pro Bono Costs Order” – The Bar Council

Posted July 15th, 2009 in press releases, pro bono work by sally

“Andrew Walker of Maitland Chambers, solicitors from housing charity Shelter, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, together acted pro bono to save a family from eviction of their home of 20 years. In the process they obtained the first large Section 194 ‘pro bono costs order’, requiring the losing party to pay £20,000 to the Access to Justice Foundation to support yet more pro bono.”

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The Bar Council, 14th July 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Free, gratis and for nothing: why pro bono has finally come of age – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2008 in news, pro bono work, special report by sally

“Afghanistan is a long way, in every sense, from the elegant rooms of barristers within the ancient Inns of Court and London’s legal square mile.

But for the past five years, barristers from a number of chambers have travelled out of their comfort zone for regular trips there for Access to Justice in Afghanistan, a Bar human rights committee project.”

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The Times, 11th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Pro Bono work abroad to be boosted – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 5th, 2008 in press releases, pro bono work by sally

“A database of international pro bono projects and a protocol to promote standards in pro bono work abroad are being launched by Baroness Scotland, the Attorney General, today.”

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Attorney-General’s Office, 3rd November 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

An end to the free ride against legal aid opponents – The Times

Posted October 14th, 2008 in news, pro bono work by sally

“It may have been heralded with a champagne reception at Coutts attended by the legal great and the good but the launch last week of the Access to Justice Foundation had little to do with the world of high finance.”

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The Times, 14th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Repossessions swamp free lawyers – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2008 in news, pro bono work, repossession by sally

“Homeowners threatened with repossession are being denied free legal advice because lawyers who provide it are being swamped, says a charity.”

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BBC News, 8th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Now, even the pro bono units can’t afford to stay open – The Times

Posted April 18th, 2008 in law centres, pro bono work, special report by sally

“The shake-up in legal aid is having a devastating effect on law centres – hitting some of those most deserving of legal help.”

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The Times, 17th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

LawWorks to rank top firms in first-ever pro bono tables – Legal Week

Posted February 28th, 2008 in law firms, news, pro bono work by sally

“Pro bono body LawWorks is to create the first ever set of UK pro bono league tables, ranking law firms on their commitment to providing free legal advice.”

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Legal Week, 28th February 2008

Source: www.legalweek.co.uk

From Guantanamo to Rwanda – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2007 in pro bono work, special report by sally

“It’s the sixth national pro bono week – so who in the City is doing what for whom this year?”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Goldsmith urges increase in pro bono work – The Lawyer

Posted November 12th, 2007 in legal profession, news, pro bono work by sally

“The former attorney general Lord Goldsmith has called on law students and lawyers to make pro bono an inherent part of legal professional life.”

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The Lawyer, 12th November 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Law Society reaffirms pro bono commitment with two new positions – The Lawyer

Posted August 1st, 2007 in Law Society, news, pro bono work by sally

“The Law Society is creating two new posts to promote pro bono work.”

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The Lawyer, 30th July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Cost recovery in pro bono assisted cases – consultation on proposals for secondary legislation – Department for Constitutional Affairs

Posted April 16th, 2007 in consultations, legal services, pro bono work by sally

“This paper seeks your views on proposals to implement clause 185 of the Legal Services Bill [HL]. The consultation is aimed at those with an interest in or views on the clause, in England and Wales.”

Cost recovery in pro bono assisted cases – consultation on proposals for secondary legislation CP 7/07, 16th April 2007

Source: www.dca.gov.uk